“Start Spreading the News”: While Dark Clouds Loom Over New York, Rest of the Baseball World Celebrates Yankees’ Season Exit

Published 09/25/2023, 4:03 AM EDT

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The New York Yankees’ worst fear has come true. There were many days of struggle, injuries, setbacks, and rebounds, all of which have come to a sad end. The 2023 Yankees, who were previously referred to as a “disaster” by their own general manager, are now formally known as “eliminated from the playoffs.” Trying to escape the pre-determined fate, the team’s manager Aaron Boone explained what went “challenging”?

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Amid the topsy-turvy season that MLB’s premier team had this year, there was a lingering doubt about whether they would make it to the postseason. The 7-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks was a deciding factor in their future in this annual tournament. But history repeated itself after 7 years at Yankee Stadium.

Uncovering the Real Reason for the Exit

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While the Yankees turned out to be the last in the AL East Series, the MLB world knew that it did not look good for the team. Right now, they have no other option but to look at the 2024 season. This is the first time since 2016 that the Yankees will not be available to appear in the postseason. Subsequently, @mlbonfox officially posted on Instagram, declaring that “The New York Yankees have been eliminated from Postseason contention”.

 

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It is noteworthy that their last World Series title came in 2009. As of now, in 2023 the Yankees are 78-77 with the loss and seven games remaining this season. It’s a meaningless remainder of the season probably. While the rest of the baseball world celebrates its exit, it’s worth asking, what went wrong for the Pinstripes?

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It all started when Aaron Judge ran into a wall sustaining a ligament tear. Then came Anthony Rizzo’s concussion. In addition to that, many players like Jasson Domínguez, Carlos Rodón, and Gleyber Torres had IL stints. Clearly, this shook things up in the Bronx as addressed by Aaron Boone.

Said Boone, “I remember a point early in the year, maybe in the first two months, where we were 10 [games] over [.500]. It was like, ‘We’ve just got to hang on until we get our pitching back intact.’ It never really got going; we lost Judgie, and some other guys went down, so it made it challenging. Early on, we were staying afloat, but not having the starting pitching we expected was probably the start of things.”

Now, circling back to Sunday, the gloomy and dark cloudy weather in the Bronx was symbolic of how the fans felt after the elimination. Isn’t it? 

From Thanking God To Spreading The News, Fans Said It All

While some fans celebrated that the struggle was finally over, some could not stop criticizing. 

One fan said was so relieved that he thanked the lord.  Thank the lord it’s over

Some other fans demanded to “Fire Cashman”. We will be back next year for sure. Fire Cashman

Acknowledging that it would be the Yankees’ first time since 2016 to not be available in the postseason, one fan said, “Gonna be so weird..“First time since 2016, this hurts. Gonna be so weird watching the postseason without The Yankees.”

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Some called it the “worst season ever”

Some were quite ridiculed by this whole elimination. A fan expressed strong feelings. START SPREADING DA NEWS

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As disappointing as it may sound, there were many red flags early this season indicating the untimely termination of the Yankees’ presence in the game. One can only hope that 2024 would be better for the Bronx Bombers. 

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Kanishka Prakash

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Kanishka Prakash is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. She comes from an engineering college background and possesses prior experience in the business sector. Her affection for sports burgeoned during her adolescence, with MLB particularly captivating her attention.
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